Duke Ellington - Music For The Theatre

Duke Ellington - Music For The Theatre
1 rating
LOW STOCK: Only 2 copies left
List Price: $39.95
SALE: $35.95
You Save: $4 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Paperback Book
sku:  BK 9154
on most orders of $50+
Brand New

Book Details

  • 256 Pages
  • Softcover
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company



Description by OLDIES.com:

Duke Ellington's son Mercer has said that his father was frustrated in only one area of musical ambition: his desire to do his own Broadway show. Though Ellington wrote many theatrical pieces, he was never able to achieve success as a composer for the stage, and today his stage shows receive little attention from music historians. Nevertheless, these works occupied a significant place in Ellington's creative imagination, and many of the ideas he employed in their composition found their way into his other work.

Here is the first book to acknowledge Duke Ellington's contribution to the stage. It offers a survey of every theater piece Ellington is known to have worked on during his lifetime, beginning with the 1925 revue "The Chocolate Kiddies" and ending with the unfinished 'street opera' "Queenie Pie."
McFarland & Company

Customers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Customer to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Product Series:
Sale Items:

Product Info

  • ISBN: 9780786408566
  • International Shipping: 2 items

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)